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Algeria - Journalist given two-month sentence for defamation in Algeria

Reporters without borders
Read in arabic / بالعربية Reporters Without Borders is dismayed at the verdict of a court in the western Algerian city of Mascara on 20 May sentencing the journalist Manseur Si Mohamed to two months' imprisonment and a fine of 50,000 dinars (approx. 500 euros) for “libellous comments”. “Imprisoning a journalist for a press offence is unworthy of a country that has decriminalized defamation in its new media law which took effect in January,” the press freedom organization said. “The conviction of (...)

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